An Ultra-Simple, BPA-free, and Mouth-Watering Recipe!

Thanksgiving always means having a few cans of jellied cranberry sauce around our house.  While my husband has adopted several of my raw fusion recipes into his repertoire,  old habits die hard — so, roast turkey = canned cranberries.  Over this past year he has become quite a fan of Dr. Oz and has made many lifestyle adjustments.  When I mentioned that a recent study came out that soaring BPA levels have been found in many canned holiday staple foods, he is ready to try my homemade alternative.

It seems ironic to me that we have come to depend so much on canned and processed versions of foods that not only taste superior when made fresh — they are also loaded with nutritious micronutrients and antioxidants.  None of these nutrients are compromised in any way in the recipe below as it is completely raw!    And most importantly they are NOT loaded with preservatives, sugar, genetically modified organisms and chemicals that leach from the linings from the cans.  BPA ( the compound bisphenol A) has been linked to adverse health effects.

Cranberries are a superior source when it comes to phytonutrients, evidenced by their brilliant scarlet coloring; Being harvested on the surface of bogs, they absorb sunlight, which increases their antioxidant effect.  They have been credited with removing bacteria from the stomach lining, helping to prevent and cure urinary tract disorders and improving cardiovascular health.  They are high in Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Manganese and also a great source of dietary fiber.  I don’t think that the canned varieties can boast of these nutritious gems!

Cranberry Orange Relish  

Ingredients:
2 cups fresh cranberries
Juice from 1 orange
Zest from 1 orange
1 Granny Smith apple
3 Dates chopped  (can substitute with 2 TB. honey, agave or coconut nectar)

Cinnamon, cardamon and nutmeg to taste

Directions:  Place all ingredients in food processor, chopper or blender.  Adjust seasonings to taste.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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LindaJoy Rose (Academy Founder and Natural Wellness Expert)

LindaJoy Rose, PhD is a therapist, author, professional speaker, international trainer, and healthy living expert with over 25 years of experience. As the former Director of International Development for the American Board of Hypnotherapy, she is a pioneer in the field of subconscious dynamics and clinical hypnotherapy, implementing training and certification in many countries across Europe, Latin America and Asia.

Dr. LJ has appeared numerous times as the Healthy Living expert with the Tampa NBC affiliate and syndicated Daytime TV show, local media coverage, and over 100 videos on the super-information site, eHow.com.

She is the author of eight books, including Your Mind: The Owner’s Manual and Raw Fusion Living: Recipes for Health Eating, Natural Weight Loss and Anti-Aging, and contributes regularly to the popular worldwide news service, The Huffington Post.

With a grant from the Astra-Zeneca Foundation, Rose successfully launched a healthy lifestyle retraining program at one of the nation’s largest and most respected clinics. Having overcome a debilitating auto-immune disorder through lifestyle changes and self-care, she subsequently developed a practical and delicious eating philosophy and teaches popular classes with food demonstrations, world-wide.

In 2013, she launched the online and onsite Natural Wellness Academy with certifications in Holistic Health and Life Coaching and Clinical Hypnotherapy and with students and graduates in almost 20 countries.

The daughter of two Holocaust survivors, Dr. Rose is also a volunteer docent at the Florida Holocaust Museum and resides in Tampa, Florida with her husband and 4 furry companions.

"From training therapists internationally in the fields of psychology and hypnotherapy to being an online mentor for two West Coast Universities, to founding the Natural Wellness Academy, teaching has always been my passion, I enjoy nothing more than informing and inspiring prospective coaches and therapists."

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(4) Comments

  1. Randi

    This looks delicious. I am going to try it.

    • Randi – I had forgotten to put in the Granny Smith apple but just added and updated. Really adds a lot to it! Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Thank you for this recipe! I had a good one similar last year but cannot find it. I love how you can make delicious and very good-for-you cranberry sauce without killing the nutrients with cooking and sugar. Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. Thanks, Tammy! Let me know how it turns out and many bountiful blessings to you and yours on Thanksgiving!

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